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RATINGS: 314   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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We invite you to discover this newest beer style Black IPA. Political debate rages over the origins of this jet black beer as both coasts feel they deserve credit. Our Black Top is a pleasant road connecting Villages and Communities statewide on a ride of Black IPA discovery. Expect this beer to pour a hop forward jet black glass brimming with aromatic bitterness. Brewmaster Dan skillfully weaves molasses and chocolate malt undertones with a soaring rush of clean citrus and pine hop notes, to deliver a drinkable Black IPA. Savor Black Top, like Wisconsin’s miles of licorice ribbons of ink that meander through armies of corn and bovine mowed fields. Enjoy the journey on a road less traveled.


3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AWISLguy (1517) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 6, 2011
Bottle from Discount Waukesha. Pours a dark brown - interesting in that typically dark browns don’t look brown, they look black, however this is very brownish - with a fine off white head. Nice lacing in spots down the glass. Aroma is pure hops. Pine. Sweet citrus. All grass, all the time. Great aroma for an ipa. Taste is grape licorice, chocolate, some roated malts. Very little taste presence of the hoppy aroma. Sweet fruit and malt, but little hops. Finishes a bit short. Thrilled me into the taste, and that is where Stone has this style covered ... through the taste. Drinkable, yet disappointing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DavoleBomb (1487) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Poured into a pint glass. 4.5 A: Black color. Two fingers of frothy tan head. Retention is good and glass covering lacing is left. 4.0 S: Herbal and earthy hoppiness. Dry roastiness almost like a schwarzbier with a balancing caramel sweetness. Molasses and brown sugar to round things out. 4.0 T: Easily one of the better black IPAs out there. I think the fact that it isn’t super citrusy is why this is so. Moderate roastiness. Caramel and molasses. Herbal and earthy hoppiness. Quite good. 4.0 M: Lighter medium to medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Crisp and reasonably creamy. 4.0 D: Solid all around, this is not something I usually say about a black ipa. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 07-18-2012 17:50:07

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mittenator (1481) - Michigan, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Bottle. Garnet with a tan head. Big, earthy and hop aromas. Earthy and odd malt and hop bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pepsican (1465) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - JUL 9, 2012
Black, juicy hops, toffee, coffee, caramel, citrus, clean, light sweetness , good carbonation, new glarus

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dionysus (1454) - Arizona, USA - SEP 9, 2011
Bottle pours deep brown/black with a tan head. Nose is extremely aromatic and is JAM packed full of fruity/piney hops, showing notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lime zest, pine resin, and florals that almost completely drown out a faint note of chocolate and light roast. Flavor definately brings some more malt to the table with a healthy backbone of caramel, cocoa, black tea, and a hint of earth. Overall body is moderate and the bitterness is very well balanced. This style is usually such a disappointment, but NG definately delivers on this one.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbaaron (1453) - Arizona, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Black with a large fluffy off-white head that diminishes. some lacing. Aroma of citrus and pine hops. Medium body, full and clean on the palate. Very nice development. Complex. Great hop character. Balanced. Bright and clean.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TChrome (1429) - Bedford, Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2012
This is my sixth bottle of this beer and I have love every one. Beer pours dark brown color with a retained tan colored head. Aroma is very pleasent with chocolate and fresh pine also some toast. Taste is a beautiful amalgem of sweet and bitter, somewhat like dark chocolate. Another awesome New Glarus brew. Amazing!!!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1414) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - NOV 18, 2013
My favorite style. This is an interesting take on black IPAs. Not as bitter or hoppy as is typical, nor as malty, but there's a wonderful flavor here that I can't pinpoint. Licorice? Don't use this as prototypical of the variety, but do try it! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
charule (1400) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Bottle from my landlord Frank. Poured dark brown with thin beige head. Nice aroma of citrus and resin. Pretty smooth taste well balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hair6a11 (1393) - Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2011
Bottle; Pour is murky dark brown with a fine bubbled, khaki head that retains fairly well in this glass. Piney hops, grapefruit rinds, chocolate malts on the nose. I was expecting a palatable IPA base when you consider the New Glarus IPA’s made in the past, and that’s exactly what I got out of it. It’s balanced quite well ; roasty, chocolate, molasses, grapefruit, and piney hops rounds it out, with a very drinkable feel.


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